I’m feeling extremely lucky today, lucky to able to escape my sterile building where I’m surrounded by sharp angles and long hallways and glass doors and beige wallpaper to this:
This is where I spend my lunch hour – I took this picture today in between bites of my pb sandwich when Bambi decided to take a little stroll out from under the canopy of trees to see what was on the menu. I mentioned the forest preserve before in this post when I told you all about the creepy creepers that go there for a nooner, but today’s lunch break reminded me why I keep going back. This morning I forgot my book that I’m reading under my box of Corn Flakes, both sitting on my kitchen counter next to the door, right where I placed them last night to be sure I wouldn’t forget them (ha!). So instead I enjoyed my lunch in the car sans book, windows rolled down, and aside from the random driver cruising through with their radio blaring some very un-forest preservy music, it was unbelievably peaceful. I think Scott wonders sometimes how I’m so calm and happy at the end of most work days, no matter if they were good or bad, or ridiculously tiring and taxing. I owe a lot of my peace to my hour away where I can just sit and take all this beauty in.
Do you have a favorite spot you go to just unwind? (And thank you to those that shared your favorite scents, I loved them all! Seriously, comments are like crack to me, I can’t get enough of them.)